The war in Ukraine has raised fears of a major economic impact across the African continent, calling into question its post-pandemic recovery trajectory.
Regions such as the Horn of Africa and West Africa are particularly vulnerable to food crises and food insecurity, whose warning signs are growing globally.
However, the economic implications of the war are multifaceted: while new opportunities for partnerships in the energy sector are emerging, questions arise about the prospects for a green transition in the continent.
At the political level, the current international conjuncture is a litmus test of the positioning of African countries in the global arena and calls for a better understanding of their shifting relationships with the West and Russia.
How does the war in Ukraine reverberate across the continent, and what new challenges does it raise for the region’s economies? How should we interpret African countries’ political reactions to the crisis? What do they say about the future of their relations with Western and non-Western actors?